North West Aluminium’s roofing accessory brand Kytun, along with Gutterclad – their aluminium rainwater system range, have bolstered their national sales team with three new appointments across the UK.
Combined, the new recruits bring more than 55 years’ roofing sales experience to North West Aluminium.
Working alongside the current team, they will be responsible for growing the client-base across the UK and developing new business opportunities for the company’s roofing accessory range & aluminium rainwater systems among contractors, specifiers, architects, and installers.
Joining them are Alex Grant, Stuart Brown and Guy Howell, who each bring a wealth of sales, manufacturing and industry experience to their new roles at the company.
As well as their extensive knowledge of the roofing sector, between them they have ran three marathons, enjoyed “an illustrious rugby career” and played before 16,000 people in a heavy metal band.
Alex Grant, Scotland – Alex is Kytun’s new Business Development Manager in Scotland and has extensive experience in both the electronic and construction sector. He started his career in semiconductor production before moving to the construction sector where he has spent the last 20 years in sales roles with Vencel Resil/Jablite, Farko, Cupa, Welsh Slate Ltd and SIG Roofing. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Alex has run three marathons, three half marathons and taken part in three triathlons – not to mention hiking the scenic surrounds of Ben Nevis ten times, Snowdon twice and walking the West Highland Way.
As if all that was not challenging enough for this football, rugby and golf fan, he also taught his granddaughters to play chess when they were just five years old!
Stuart Brown, North West & Lancashire – Kytun’s new Business Development Manager for the northwest of England is Liverpool supporter, Stuart Brown, from St Helen’s.
Stuart started his career with SIG Roofing Supplies where he worked his way through every role to become a branch manager. Prior to joining Kytun he was with Huws Gray Builder Merchants where he grew his knowledge of roofing and building materials.
Not one to miss a beat when it comes to roofing, Stuart has also been playing drums since he was 11-years-old and has toured the UK with his old school band. The peak of his musical career saw him perform at a UK Heavy Metal festival called ‘Bloodstock’ before an audience of 16,000 people. He still enjoys reuniting with his school friends for the occasional gig and recording some new songs ‘just for fun’.
Guy Howell, Midlands – Completing Kutyn’s new appointments is Business Development Manager, Guy Howell.
Guy has over 20 years roofing sector experience, having started out with an independent roofing merchant where he worked his way up into a management role.
He then moved to another independent roofing supply firm, and this is where he gained first-hand experience of Kytun’s extensive range of products and the benefits they bring to contractors, merchants, developers and self-builders. In his career to date, Guy has played roles in the supply chain on a range of projects including historic buildings, redevelopment schemes, prestigious new builds and has “copious amounts of sitework” under his belt. A dedicated rugby fan, he enjoyed a “long and illustrious rugby career” and is never found wanting when it comes to discussing the “shortcomings” of the English squad at any given opportunity.
Welcoming Alex, Stuart and Guy to the team, Kytun’s UK Sales Manager Pauric Hilferty said: “We are delighted to welcome these three highly-experienced salespeople to our team. They bring expert knowledge of the construction sector as well as of the traditional roofing and aluminium rainwater system market. This expertise will play a crucial role in securing new projects over the next 12 months and beyond in regions right across the UK.”
New Training Facility
As well as strengthening their UK sales team, North West Aluminium, are opening a new training facility for its brands Kytun Dry Roofing and GutterClad in the summer of 2021. This purpose-built facility is designed to give both domestic and commercial roofers and installers hands-on training directly from the manufacturer.